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Clay shines, Warriors beat Lakers and recover in NBA semifinals

Clay shines, Warriors beat Lakers and recover in NBA semifinals

ESPN.com.brMay 5, 2023, 00:41Reading: two minutes.

Another treat for fans of the best basketball in the world. In the second match between Golden State Warriors that it Los Angeles Lakerstitle holder NBA He recovered at home and won 127-100.

With Klay Thompson inspired, the Warriors clocked the series going 1-on-1 before their first showdown in Los Angeles.

One period per side. With an overwhelming start, LeBron James led the Lakers with 14 out of 33 points in the first quarter, opening up a seven-point advantage.

But in the second quarter, the Warriors fought back. On the one hand, if Anthony Davis’s balls didn’t fall as in Game 1, on the other hand, Klay Thompson had the right address. There were five hits out of seven attempts.

With danger coming from afar, the hosts turned the scoreboard over and opened up an 11-point lead in the second half.

Stephen Curry and LeBron James in action for Game 2 of the NBA SemifinalsGetty Images

Way back into the second half, the advantage gave way to sheer control by the Warriors. In the overwhelming third quarter, the hosts extended the distance to 30 points, as Klay Thompson, who made the biggest difference with his three-point ball, stood out, completing eight three-point hits.

With the victory on the road, it was enough for the “Splash Brothers” to manage the lead, making way for the reserves, already concentrating on a tying duel of the series, in two days’ time, away from home.

statistics:

  • Clay Thompson: 30 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist;

  • Stephen Curry: 20 points, 4 rebounds and 12 assists;

  • LeBron James: 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists;

  • Roy Hachimura: 21 points and 5 rebounds;

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Next match:

The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers face each other again on Saturday (6), starting at 9:30 p.m. (Brasilia time), for the third game of the series, this time in Los Angeles.